James Jeffrey

James Jeffrey

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Politics

The liberal ideal that died with Robert Kennedy

After Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, many believed Robert Kennedy was going to carry on the reforming fight. But when he too was assassinated many lost hope for a new America. Looking back 50 years on after his death on June 6, 1968, some argue that Kennedy’s death meant America lost a liberal idealism that has never been recaptured.

Conflict

Laying an American saint to rest

Flip Schulke’s photos of the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. highlight the emotions felt by mourners and around the nation as America came to terms with an assassin’s bullet. Fifty years on, many of those emotions continue to be felt in a divided nation questioning what sort of country it wants to be.